Mask Monday: Nora Bode Cool Moisture Mask
When I was a teenager and living with my mum who was, at the time, a cosmetic practitioner, I used to do my own peels using her range of Jan Marini products. After a peel, I would use a moisturising mask that provided the most amazing feeling to my post-peel skin; it was like a surge of cooling moisture that felt incredible. The Nora Bode Cool Moisture Mask feels exactly like that, which I why I keep reaching for it; especially now when my skin is struggling under the stress of this nightmare situation, so it always benefits from a few minutes under a layer of cooling hydration.
The Nora Bode Cool Moisture Mask smells like baby/cold cream and feels incredibly thick and luxurious on the skin. It has a texture that’s thick like cream but also cooling like a gel, plus light like a mousse – not sure how they’ve achieved that, but they have! I apply this as a thick layer and leave it on for anything up to an hour (especially if I’m in the bath) and, whilst it absorbs and breaks down a little, it mostly stays on the surface which is exactly what a good moisturising mask does; I’m always a bit wary of masks that absorb too quickly/too much because surely then they’re just moisturisers…? Also, if your skin is dehydrated, you’d benefit most from a product that sits on the surface and provides moisture to the superficial layers rather than absorbing beyond these. The only down side to this product is that the pot is a bit rubbish; the silver on the lid has quickly peeled away to leave packaging that looks quite cheap; as this mask is £59 for 100ml – putting it firmly in the luxury market – I would expect packaging to match. However, that’s all a moot point as if the product delivers on it’s promise – and naming it “Cool Moisture Mask” is absolutely spot-on – then who really cares about the packaging? Find the Nora Bode Cool Moisture Mask here – link.
*PR Sample – I was not paid to feature this product.